Growing Up Sexually



IndexPacificsMelanesiaNew HebridesTanna

Featured: Big Nambas, Tanna, Mewun



Tanna boys, may, after their circumcision at age 5 to 11 “chew kava for their elders and have sexual intercourse” (Mills, 1961)[1].












Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology, Berlin

Last revised: Sept 2004


[1] Mills, A. R. (1961) Ritual Circumcision on Tanna, New Hebrides, Man 61:185